Six Pieces Of The Puzzle

by Mar 2, 2023Devotional2 comments

Proverbs 25:2 It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them.
      
      When I stop at the library to drop off or pick up the items I have ordered, I sometimes head over to the puzzle tables to see what progress has been made. There are four tables next to huge windows filtering ambient light upon the puzzles at different stages of completion. People who drop in at the library often sit at these tables finding pieces to the puzzles and after they have found and placed a few pieces they move on. Then, other library visitors sit down to do the same. This morning while I was at the library, I sat alone at a puzzle and found six pieces that fit. I then moved on to other things I had to do. I had done my part to expose the picture coming to completion on that table. My six pieces opened up an area of discovery that others could build upon.
      Isn’t that what we do as we live our lives? We are born into the citizenry of this earth by God’s will for a certain dispensation of time to fit our pieces of the puzzle into the lifelong picture and story of life. We were created on purpose, with a purpose, and for a purpose that the Lord ordained, and we each have a piece of the puzzle that others need so that we can all finish the plan God has for us. It is our human right as created beings to find the mysteries of life and rejoice with God when we find them. With His wisdom, our Heavenly Father gives us the sagacity to track down, discover, and search them out. Prov. 25:2 It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them.
      We all have a part to play in the big picture of eternity because God has placed eternity in our hearts. Eccl. 3:11a He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart. The Lord has been putting together a life plan for us and we need to discover where and how to be part of it. At the same time, we must understand that we are replaceable. If we do not step up to the responsibility of our calling in life, then someone else will. God pointed out to Elijah that there were seven thousand others who had not bowed their knee to Baal, even though Elijah thought he was the only faithful servant God had. 1Kings 19:18 Nevertheless, I have reserved seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him. Other people in Elijah’s time were also putting God’s plan to work for the sake of mankind.
      Since we are soldiers in the Lord’s army, as the scriptures reason, then we are part of a much bigger picture and we are a piece of the strategy needed to bring the kingdom of God’s reign on this earth. We would be wise to focus on what the Master of our soul is doing within us and pay attention to His directions so that we do not get caught up in the trivia of the world.  2Tim. 2:4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. In like manner, as stated in the second Corinthians chapter five verses 18 and 19, we are ministers of reconciliation, therefore, we have a piece of the healing puzzle that people need to be reconciled to God, themselves, and one another. We have Jesus in our hearts the healer of nations.
      We are described as God’s hand extended in this world. That description brings eternal responsibility to our lives. We are to wield the weapons of righteousness that God has given us to accomplish the Lord’s will in His Kingdom. This is why we yield to the Holy Spirit, to accomplish what God has instructed us to do. Therefore, obeying God and finding the pieces of the puzzle needed to bring the blessings of God to a lost world is a privilege we walk in. We are kings and priests who serve the Lord and have the blessed opportunity to seek out the mysteries God has appointed us to solve. Rev. 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.      
      As we continue going forward in life and keep placing the pieces of the puzzle we have figured out, let us help those who are stuck with difficult pieces to assemble. Some people are very good at solving the most laborious puzzles and can move along quickly in snapping the pieces into place. Others are not sure and take meticulous time to place each piece forward, backward, sideways, and at every angle imaginable. They seem to take forever to place one piece, but then, there it is, in place. It may have been the most important piece of the puzzle. The key is to keep looking at where we fit and where we belong in the grand picture of the Lord’s invention. Let us be the piece that fits the situation bringing peace to us all. In Jesus name!
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  1. Merci Norman pour avoir ouvert mes yeux au petit morceau du grand casse-tete qu’est la vie. Tu te souvients, un jour, tu m’as dit le mot “acceptance”??? I still struggle with it sometimes but yet, I know the piece of the puzzle is near… I know where to find it. Bisou mon ami.

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    • L’acceptation de notre propre existence et de la façon dont Dieu nous a créés est la première pièce du le casse-tête de notre vie.
      We all struggle at looking for that piece. Blessings.

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